It’s a real shame reading of the closure off the Salvation Armyrun men’s hostel. I would have thought they would have been expanding this service. Surely the question needs to be asked has this been running at a loss all these years? I very much doubt it.
It’s been my experience and I’ve seen it here in Palmerston North, men are placed in flats and bedsits by themselves, and they can’t cope. The flat quickly becomes a pigsty, and they normally pass away at a young age.
And I might add not all are men. Every town needs well-run men’s and women’s hostels.
Chris Sibley, Palmerston North
The Salvation Army Men’s Hostel located in Lockhart Ave, Milson, has closed.